1. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  2. Drake Has 'Trust Issues': Listen

    June 21, 2011 11:05 AM EDT Without warning, Drake releases yet another track on his site, "October's Very Own," titled, "Trust Issues." "Did my own little thing using some other thing I did. You know," Drizzy Drake says about " Trust Issues. " Drake opens the slow tempo…

  3. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Blasts Onto U.K. Chart

    May 30, 2011 12:15 PM EDT L ady Gaga's "Born This Way" album made its expected powerful arrival to the U.K. chart Sunday (May 29), with the biggest first-week sale of the year here of 215,000 units, more than the rest of the top ten titles combined. "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull featuring…

  4. Gentlemen Hall Wins Billboard's Battle of the Bands Contest

    May 19, 2011 9:30 AM EDT Chart Article Chevy Landing Page Gentlemen Hall Wins Billboard's Battle of the Bands Contest Gentlemen Hall drove to Billboard & Chevy's Battle of the Bands live showdown at Las Vegas' Fremont Street Experience on Wednesday (May 18) knowing they were up against tough…

  5. Listen: Drake 'Smells Like a Vacation' on DJ Khaled's "I'm On One"

    May 13, 2011 1:20 PM EDT D rizzy warns of his return on DJ Khaled 's "Im On One," also featuring Rick Ross and Lil Wayne . The T-Minus and Noah "40" Shebib produced track is off Khaled's "We the Best Forever," debuting this summer, June 28. Listen: Hot 97 Announces 'Summer…

  6. Video Premiere: Airborne Toxic Event Strips Down 'Something Else' on a Carousel

    April 19, 2011 1:55 PM EDT The Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett tells Billboard.com that "there are a lot of big ideas" on the indie rock group's sophomore album, "All At Once," and the band has decided to create some ambitious visuals to match the new record. Before the album is…

  7. 6 Things We Learned About Kanye/Jay-Z's 'Watch the Throne,' Via Engineer Mike Dean

    April 18, 2011 12:01 PM EDT We're on a Kanye West kick. Can you blame us after his epic performance at Coachella last night ? Ye's set included vintage to virgin hits, from 'College Dropout' to 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.' Coachella: Top 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday On last…

  8. Panda Bear Goes Underground with More Serious 'Tomboy'

    March 29, 2011 2:25 PM EDT Noah Lennox feels compelled to consider his audience now. He blames 2007 for that. Lennox had been recording solo under the name Panda Bear for the better part of a decade, releasing a pair of records along the way in what he considers a somewhat blithe obscurity. Selling records is what he…

  9. Billboard Battle of the Bands: West Finalist AJ Rafael

    March 24, 2011 12:58 PM EDT Chart Article Chevy Landing Page After scouting the U.S. to find the most promising unsigned bands, Billboard found three of the west's best and your votes picked a finalist: AJ Rafael! He and his band hit the road headed for Las Vegas in a car provided by Chevy to compete at our May 18…

  10. Adele, Elbow, Jessie J Top U.K. Chart, REM Debuts at No. 5

    March 14, 2011 8:43 AM EDT Adele's extraordinary U.K. sales show no signs of abating, as "21" (XL) started a seventh week atop the album chart yesterday and "Someone Like You" a fourth at No. 1 on the singles survey. Meanwhile, Elbow scored their highest-ever U.K. chart ranking as "Build A…

  11. Rihanna Rocks NBA All-Star Game with Kanye West, Drake

    February 21, 2011 9:14 AM EST With a celebrity-studded crowd looking on, Rihanna rocked the halftime show at the NBA All-Star game on her 23rd birthday. She had other big names helping her sing her hits Sunday, with Drake joining in on "What's My Name?" and working "happy birthday" into the lyrics…

  12. Drake: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 3:21 PM EST Drake "Take Care" Date TBD Still aglow from the success of last year's debut, "Thank Me Later," Drake isn't taking a break. The Toronto native is already prepping his sophomore release, "Take Care," and so far for it he's worked with Boi-1da and…

  13. Panda Bear: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 2:02 PM EST Panda Bear "Tomboy" April 19 Animal Collective's most prominent member, born Noah Lennox, follows up "Person Pitch"-Pitchfork's top album of 2007-with more ululating indie glossolalia. "Tomboy" moves away from the sample-heavy sound of "Pitch"…

  14. Watch: Miley Cyrus Shares Plans for 2011

    December 27, 2010 2:10 PM EST Even after footage of her salvia bong went viral earlier this month, Miley Cyrus isn't backing down from her video blogging ways. Cyrus wished fans a merry Christmas and shared her 2011 plans in a video message she posted over the holiday weekend, making no mention of the bong debacle in…

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, Mark Salling

    November 04, 2010 5:55 PM EDT QUEEN OF STARTS, PART 1: While "Speak Now" storms in atop the Billboard 200 , becoming the first album since 2005 to begin with sales of more than a million , according to Nielsen SoundScan, Taylor Swift 's chart domination extends to the Billboard Hot 100 . Ten titles from the…

  16. Exclusive: Hear Fred Schneider's Superions Do Christmas

    October 18, 2010 10:25 AM EDT It may still be October, but for the B-52's Fred Schneider, the time is just right for his first holiday album. Schneider and his side band The Superions' "Destination... Christmas!" isn't due out until Oct. 26, but you can hear all of the kitschy, danceable fun here,…

  17. Rick Springfield Addresses Suicide Attempt, Facelift in New Memoir

    October 12, 2010 3:10 PM EDT R ick Springfield , who became a pop icon with the 1981 song "Jessie's Girl" and appeared naked in the TV drama "Californication", is baring even more of himself in a new autobiography -- including a revelation that he killed a man during the Vietnam war. In 1968, at…

  18. Noah Howard, Jazz Saxophonist, Dies

    September 08, 2010 4:15 PM EDT Noah Howard, a New Orleans-born musician who spent most of his career in Europe, has died. Howard, 67, died unexpectedly on Sept. 3 while vacationing in southern France, said his agent, Florian Eisele. Howard was born in New Orleans and performed as a young man with Louis 'Satchmo'…

  19. Drake Launches OVO Festival in Toronto

    July 20, 2010 7:07 PM EDT D rake will conclude his "Away From Home" tour by launching his very own festival -- the first annual OVO Festival, taking place in his hometown of Toronto on Aug. 1 in association with Blackberry. The daylong event will feature a headlining set by the rapper as well as Francis &…

  20. Drake: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 24, 2010 3:59 PM EDT Dates: May-Aug. Support: Francis & the Lights , Mike Posner Ticket prices: $40-$45 (Purchase tickets here ) Most rappers don't dedicate time to building a strong touring fan base. But even before the June 15 release of his debut full-length album, "Thank Me Later," Toronto…

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